Originally posted on Georgia Sports Blog  |  Last updated 11/11/11
Abry Jones and Shawn Williams on the tackle (Image: Hipple)It is all about their running game.  Yes, Auburn has run the ball well.  Yes, they have piled up the yardage.  Yes, it has been against teams in the bottom half of the conference in rushing defenseWHATWHAT!? The narrative some would have us believe is that Georgia's defense isn't worthy of its lofty stats, due to the schedule.  In essence, the stats are lying.  I think the same argument could be made for Auburn's rushing success.  Take a look at Auburn's rushing stats (from College Football Statistics, which is the very best place in the world to spend several hours if you dig stats): 2011 Auburn Tigers Rushing Offense Game Log through 11/10/2011 DateOpponentSurfaceResultAttYardsAvg.TD09/03/11Utah St.GrassW 42-3830782.60209/10/11Mississippi St.GrassW 41-34362356.53209/17/11@ 9 ClemsonGrassL 24-38382376.24209/24/11Fla. AtlanticGrassW 30-14331374.15010/01/11@ 15 South CarolinaGrassW 16-13672463.67110/08/11@ 8 ArkansasTurf...
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